TLM supports the McKean Rehabilitation Centre in Northern Thailand. This hospital is the only leprosy referral centre in north Thailand and provides a comprehensive range of services for patients disabled by leprosy as well as other diseases.
McKean is a thriving community where patients can be treated through hospital-based disability care, and reconstructive surgery if necessary. Rehabilitation programs established through McKean enable former patients to live fulfilled, economically independent lives.
McKean also has a thriving handicraft centre that produces exquisite products to be sold to support the hospital.
In 2008 McKean celebrated 100 years of ministry with leprosy patients. Since 1985 people affected by other disabilities have been integrated into the comprehensive rehabilitation projects.
The hospital works closely with the government health workers to provide training and identify early signs of leprosy.